Company Expresses Thanks to Outgoing CEO John Maduri; A Builder and
WOODSTOCK, NB, Dec. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Xplornet Communications Inc.,
Canada's leading provider of rural broadband services, is pleased to
announce the appointment of Allison Lenehan as President. John Maduri,
Chief Executive Officer since 2005, has announced his plans to pursue
other business endeavours in 2013.
Board Chairman Bill Barrett thanked Maduri for his passionate and
growth-oriented leadership since Xplornet's early days (formerly known
as Barrett Xplore Inc.). "John's visionary understanding of the need
for rural Canadian high-speed Internet helped turn a start-up telecom
into Canada's largest rural Internet services provider. Under John's
leadership, Xplornet has built a national 4G wireless network that
enables rural Canadians to surf, video chat and stream content.
Xplornet has bridged the urban-rural broadband divide for rural
Canadians from coast to coast to coast. In the past, many in
government and businesses said getting affordable high-speed internet
to rural Canada could not be done. Under John's leadership, Xplornet
proved otherwise. Now, we look to Allison's leadership to capitalize
on the momentum and further accelerate growth" said Bill Barrett today.
Allison Lenehan's promotion will ensure a seamless internal transition.
"Allison was a founder of Xplornet, and has played a critical role in
building Xplornet in his role as Chief Marketing Officer and more
recently, Chief Strategy Officer. Further, he has the experience of
having participated in another telecom growth story—that of StarChoice
— from start-up to over 700,000 satellite TV customers. He has a deep
understanding of both the strategy and the operations of the business.
The Board is confident that he has the vision and expertise to lead
Xplornet's subscriber growth by putting the customer at the center of
everything that we do," concluded Barrett today.
About Xplornet Communications Inc.
Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc.
is Canada's leading rural broadband provider. We believe everyone
should have access to the transformative benefits of broadband, so we
make our service available everywhere in Canada, including the hard to
reach places. We overcome the challenges of Canada's vast geography
through our deployment of Canada's first national 4G network, which
leverages both fixed-wireless towers on the ground and next-generation
satellites in space. Our customers live in the farthest reaches of the
country and just outside of major urban centres, and through our
coast-to-coast network of local dealers we connect them to all that the
Internet offers. Xplornet is high-speed Internet - for all of Canada.
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SOURCE: Xplornet Communications Inc.
For further information:
Jeff Hecker, Director, Marketing Communications and Public Relations
Xplornet Communications Inc.